Report: Cowboys will cut Taco Charlton if they can’t trade him
The Dallas Cowboys have been looking to trade Taco Charlton in the wake of the defensive lineman being inactive through the first two weeks of the season, but they have yet to find a suitor. Whether they do or not, Charlton’s time with the team appears to be coming to an end.
The Cowboys plan to waive Charlton if they are unable to trade him, Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater of NFL Media report.
The #Cowboys are still keeping the door open for a possible trade of former first-round pass-rusher Taco Charlton, but if nothing comes to fruition, they plan to move on from him, sources tell @SlaterNFL and me. With Robert Quinn back on the roster, Taco is likely out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2019
Charlton is clearly not in the Cowboys’ plans, and opposing teams know that. The only motivation an interested team would have to make a trade is to prevent Charlton from hitting waivers, but even that seems unlikely.
Charlton was a first-round pick out of Michigan back in 2017, but he had just four sacks in 27 games over his first two seasons. There was talk during the offseason that he wanted to be traded, and he confirmed this week that he wants out of Dallas. The divorce is inevitable.